|7 Ten Years--Jung Sai garment workers strike - Shaping San Francisco|
Excerpted from Harvey Dong's essay "Jung Sai Garment Workers Strike of 1974: 'An Earth-Shattering and Heaven-Startling Event'" in the book "Ten Years That Shook the City: San Francisco 1968-78," edited by Chris Carlsson and published by City Lights Foundation.
Keywords: Labor; strike; Chinatown; sweatshops; garment workers; ILGWU
|Education Crisis: Radical Responses - Shaping San Francisco|
Education Crisis/Radical Responses Shaping San Franciscio Talk series, Sept. 29, 2010. From the crisis in the California universities to the steady destruction of public schools, weâre in the epicenter of a storm that spans the globe as neoliberalist politicians and the interests they serve seem determined to make education a precious commodity that is no longer a bedrock of democratic society. Come and discuss radical responses to this crisis, leading to the big October 7 Day of Action, with C...
Keywords: education; university; debt; college; occupation; strike; classrooms; teaching; students; crisis
|40th Anniversary: San Francisco State Strike 1968-69 - Shaping San Francisco|
The student/faculty strike at S.F. State College in 1968-69 was a seminal event, ushering in ethnic studies in higher education, contributing energy and activists to dozens of San Francisco political movements and much more. Learn about it from original participants: Roger Alvarado, Margaret Leahy, John Levin.
Keywords: Student strike; faculty strike; police violence; Ronald Reagan; S.I. Hayakawa; Black Student Union; Third World Alliance; ethnic studies
|No Future At College Sept 24 2014 01 - Shaping San Francisco|
A discussion among adjunct faculty (aka temp teachers), City College of San Francisco advocates and defenders, and Student Debt activists—how to understand the current neoliberal-imposed crisis in higher education, and what is a future worth fighting for?With Joe Berry of COCAL, Christian Nagler from the recent unionizing success at the San Francisco Art Institute, Wendy Kaufmyn and Lalo Gonzalez from CCSF.
Keywords: adjuncts; temporary teaching; visiting faculty; City College of San Francisco; ACCJC; student debt; CCSF; debt strike; unions; SEIU; COCAL; New Faculty Majority
|Tunneling San Francisco - Shaping San Francisco|
A discussion of the west side tunnels and MUNI expansion in the 1910s, simultaneous to the building of the Hetch Hetchy water and power system by Elizabeth Creely and Catherine Powell, with Tim Redmond to compare today’s infrastructure build-out (Central Subway, sewers, and rebuilding Hetch Hetchy aqueduct).
Keywords: Twin Peaks Tunnel; West Portal; Hetch Hetchy; M.M. O'Shaughnessy; Sunny Jim Rolph; carmen; United Railroads; Patrick Calhoun; 1907 Bloody Tuesday; 1901 City Front Strike; 1916 Preparedness Day bombing; American Plan; PG&E; sewers; public power; public water; public transportation; Central Subway
|Radically Gay: Harry Hay, LGBT Pioneer - Shaping San Francisco|
Harry Hay was a co-founder of the Mattachine Society, participant in the San Francisco General Strike of 1934, organizer of the first Radical Faerie Gathering. Harry Hay was at the heart of arts, activism, spirituality and sexual identities in the 20th century. Learn about this amazing man and discuss his legacies today. With Will Roscoe, editor of "Radically Gay: Gay Liberation in the Words of its Founder--Harry Hay" (Beacon Press: 1996), and Joey Cain, curator of the new exhibit on Harry Hay a...
Keywords: homosexual; gay; gay rights; queer; gender; theater; Maritime strike 1934; Communist Party
|Ten Years That Shook The City: San Francisco 1968-78 - Shaping San Francisco|
Chris Carlsson and LisaRuth Elliott will give a wide survey of the politics of 1968-78 by going through the forthcoming book "Ten Years That Shook the City: 1968-78," covering everything from Los Siete de la Raza to the housing and redevelopment politics of the era, the San Francisco State Strike to the lesser known strikes among rank-and-file activists in the local labor movement. Posters, lost murals, unknown ecological treasures, the Farm, and much more! The book won't be out until 2011 so th...
Keywords: 1960s; 1970s; San Francisco; politics; Third Worldism; SF State Strike; Los Siete de la Raza; Black Panthers; San Bruno Mountain; People's Food System; I-Hotel; Filipinos; Women's Liberation; Gay Liberation; GI Resistance; Communes; Ohlone; Native Americans; AIM; International Indian Treaty Council